A traditional dish from Scandinavian smorgasbords. usually served with fresh white bread and remulade sauce. Cabaret was frequently on the coffee table on the weekends in my childhood home. Usually we ate it while we watching the weekend entertainment on television.
I must confess that I’ve never made it myself or even eaten it since, although I enjoyed it a lot back then – Ted 🙂
Oranges were not used very often in this period but, from recipes such as this, we know they were sometimes available. It was said they were made popular by Catherine of Aragon, King Henry VIII’s first wife, who was from Spain. Oranges were bitter and so some lemon juice should be added to make the dish taste sharp or tart.
This is a development from earlier medieval sauces which used wine vinegars or verjuice (made from crab apples) to make sauces for fish or game.
Many medieval dishes serve roasted or boiled meat with an accompanying sauce. Sauces are often complex and some are spiced and fruited. Mint sauce, apple sauce and rowan jelly are still sometimes served with meat today.